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Visa Takes Paolo Rossi To Brazil

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The spate of solid World Cup commercials has begun. Next up is Paolo Rossi's spot for VISA, taking him back to Brazil to remind them of the terror he unleashed in 1982 with a hat trick in Spain. Presumably the next one is a very resigned Roberto Baggio taking heat for his revenge with the barber constantly clipping the air over his head with a hysterical "Oops!

Melbourne chief calls for visa rethink

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It appears that not only Sydney FC fans are excited by the arrival of Italy superstar Alessandro del Piero because now Melbourne Victory managing director, Richard Wilson, has argued on news soccer networks for a rethink on the number of visa players A-League clubs can sign.

Football Federation Australia and its technical director, Han Berger, have stuck steadfastly to the principal that the quota of foreigners allowed to play Down Under should be cut.

New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls Notes: Carney receives Visa; Petke tests defensive depth; and more

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By DAVE MARTINEZ

New York Red Bulls' Australian acquisition David Carney has finally received his visa, and not a moment too soon. With stalwart defender Jamison Olave out 10-12 days with a quad tear and Roy Miller's impending international duty, Carney's arrival couldn't have come at a better time.

Christian Tiffert Receives Visa, Will Be Available For Sounders Vs. Galaxy

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Newest Seattle Sounders Designated Player Christian Tiffert received his P-1 Visa and will be available for Sunday's game against the LA Galaxy, the team announced on Friday. Sounders officials had been cautiously optimistic that Tiffert would be available, but had expressed skepticism as recently as earlier this week.

Former PL ace commends MLS quality

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill chose the Major League Soccer over a return to his native Australia not only because of his desire to experience living in New York, but also because he is fully convinced about the league's quality.

The MLS has been praised by many for its rapidly increasing standards and the growing list of big names it is attracting but others have dubbed it a retirement venue for veteran stars to end their careers.

Cahill set to debut against Tottenham

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By DAVE MARTINEZ

New York Red Bulls fans may be days away from seeing the team's latest Designated Player, Tim Cahill, in action.

Though he won't be used against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, the former Everton star will likely be debuting much in the same manner like his New York DP predecessor Thierry Henry did just two years ago; in a friendly against Tottenham.

Red Bulls in talks with third DP

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By DAVE MARTINEZ

With a little more than two weeks remaining until the close of the MLS summer transfer window, the New York Red Bulls have a Designated Player in their sights.

According to head coach Hans Backe, the Red Bulls have targeted and are currently in negotiations with a potential third DP to join the likes of Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez.

Luke Rodgers signs with Lillestrom

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BY DAVE MARTINEZ

Just when you thought the Luke Rodgers saga was over, it has clearly only begun. Norwegian publication Aftenposten reports that the diminutive English striker has signed on with Tippeligaen side Lillestrom SK through the 2012 season.

Rodgers transferred to Lillestrom

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BY DAVE MARTINEZ

Just when you thought the Luke Rodgers saga was over, it has clearly only begun. Norwegian publication Aftenposten reports that the diminutive English striker has signed on with Tippeligaen side Lillestrom SK through the 2012 season.

So Long, Luke! Rodgers' Visa Appeal Denied

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So Long, LukeThe long-running Luke Rodgers visa saga came crashing to a finish this afternoon when the New York Red Bulls revealed that the English striker had been denied re-entry into the United States. As a result, his contract has been voided, and the club will now be free to pursue a replacement.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview

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MLS' Eastern Conference is generally thought of as the weaker of the two conferences and with the schedule/play-off overall for this year they no longer have to worry as much about playing against the tougher teams from the West. Even with all the changes the East has 2 great teams 6 middle of the pack teams and 2 not so good (I am trying to be nice) teams.

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"2 Positives 1. Very proud of the boys last night great result @HoustonDynamo...Nerves of steel...

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"2 Positives 1. Very proud of the boys last night great result @HoustonDynamo...Nerves of steel @cOlin_cLark7.. 2. I have my visa.. #leggooo" - Giles Barnes

Giles Barnes confirmed today (via Twitter) he has received his visa. He's back in Houston tonight and should be available for selection for next Friday's important match at Livestrong Park against Sporting Kansas City.

Trouble Looming For Rivero Signing?

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Well the Rapids, via a tweet from Tim Hinchey, essentially confirmed that our new #10 is Martin Rivero. However there was no official announcement of the signing today. The Denver Post suggests one reason:

So what's the delay? Here's why, maybe:Rivero remains in a contract dispute with Rosario Central, according to Diario La Capital.

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Andik Gets US Opportunity

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Andik Vermansyah has been one of the most talked about footballers in Indonesia since his performances in the SEA Games last year.

The Persebaya IPL wide man has on occasion rather fancifully been linked with foreign clubs; people with long memories will recall another wideman, Okta Maniani, was similarly effused about, but with Andik he will at least get an opportunity.

Luke Rodgers, and DC United win

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Today I discuss Luke Rodgers and his visa debacle. Also how about that DC United win.

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Luke Rodgers, and DC United win

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Today I discuss Luke Rodgers and his visa debacle. Also how about that DC United win.

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Seattle Sounders

Adrian Hanauer Says Sounders Expect Mario Martinez Next Week

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On the heels of what could reasonably be called a breakout performance in the Olympics, interest has rightfully grown in presumed future Seattle Sounders midfielder Mario Martinez. I say "presumed" because some reports out of Honduras have surfaced that suggest Martinez has been weighing other options and that his deal with the Sounders is not entirely finalized.

Mario Martinez Officially Joins Seattle Sounders

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Honduran Olympian and Real Espana player Mario Martinez officially joins the Seattle Sounders on loan as announced via team press release. The length of the loan, nor other details were announced. The rumor of the loan first appeared on Friday, but is confirmed now. Seattle needed to trade for Martinez' discovery rights.

Seattle Signs German Midfielder Christian Tiffert

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Christian Tiffert makes his way from Germany to Seattle. (Getty Images)

Just as the Seattle Sounders made one move to trade a Designated Player, they opened the door for another to come in.

Seattle signed German midfielder Christian Tiffert, the club announced today. He will occupy the open DP slot that Alvaro Fernandez once used.

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Revs Sign Striker Imbongo

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The Revolution added their second striker in three weeks by signing French forward Dimitry Imbongo on Monday.

The 22-year-old was acquired on a free transfer from the 1860 Munich system, which previously loaned him out to German third division club SV Darmstadt 98. In 13 games with Darmstadt during the 2011-12 season, Imbongo collected two assists but did not score.

Philadelphia Union Officially Sign Colombian Striker Lionard Pajoy

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The Philadelphia Union officially announced the signing of Lionard Pajoy, formerly of Itagüí Ditaires (on loan from Millonarios).

Pajoy, 30, joins the Union after receiving his P-1 visa and is coming off of a career year, having scored 10 goals in 18 games for Itagui. The Colombian forward was tied for the scoring lead in Liga Postobon last year.

Report: Moreno Deal in Jeopardy

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It looks like Pepe Moreno may not be playing or practicing in a Revolution uniform anytime soon.

Five days after New England announced that it had reached a loan agreement with Colombian side Once Caldas to bring the 30-year-old striker to Gillette Stadium, a report surfaced on Tuesday surfaced that the deal is off.

United States

Ticket Information for USA vs Guatemala at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

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Tickets for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team World Cup qualifier at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., will go on sale to the public on July 24. The MNT concludes the Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup qualifying by facing Guatemala on October 16 at 6 p.m. CT.

Tickets are available now on the American Outlaws website.

Gerardo Villa named PASL Player of the Week

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PASL - Player of the Week

Gerardo Villa, Revolucion Tijuana

Villa, 25, was one of 11 Revolucion players who received a visa last week and can now travel with the team into the United States. In the meantime, Villa has been putting up prolific numbers at the team's Furati home arena.

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Union sign Colombian forward Pajoy

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The Philadelphia Union completed the long-rumored signing of Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy from Itagui Ditaires on Wednesday, adding a piece that can help fill the scoring void left behind by the departed Sebastien Le Toux. Pajoy has received his P-1 visa, according to a team release, and will be joining the club soon for preseason preparations.

Itagui President Jose Fernando Salazar Confirms Lionard Pajoy's Transfer To The Philadelphia Union

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Lionard Pajoy is all but an official Philadelphia Union player, according to Itaqui Ditaire's President.

Jose Fernando Salazar told Golcaracol that Pajoy is headed to Philadelphia to play in MLS in 2012. A contract has been signed and only obtaining a P-1 visa is holding up the transfer from becoming official.

The Rest

Five Of FIFA’s Six Top Sponsors Go Public With Their Concerns About Qatar 2022 World Cup Vote Corruption

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By Chris Wright

It started with Sony yesterday, but now five of FIFA's six main sponsors including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa and Hyundai haveopenly expressed their concerns regarding the continued corruption allegationscentred around the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

[Video] Sarah Hendrickson flies in new Visa commercial

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Visa launched its first Olympic advertising spot during the NFL playoffs this past weekend. It features U.S. Olympic women's ski jumping hopeful and Team Visa athlete, Sarah Hendrickson. The commercial called Flying shows Sarah as she soars through the air as a quote by Amelia Earhart is read.

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Diego Maradona Denied Entry To Disney World Due To Communist Sympathies

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By Chris Wright

An excited Diego rushes to get in the front row for the Princess Parade

The Sun have no doubt snared the biggest story breaking this morning with the news that Diego Maradona has been forced to nix a family holiday to Disney World after being denied a Visa by the US authorities.

Sherjill MacDonald joining the Chicago Fire: His Own Words

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We first put something up about Sherjill MacDonald on June 26th and it's slowly coming together. Fox Soccer already has MacDonald listed on their transfer list for the summer. Multiple reports have come out of the Netherlands confirming MacDonald's exit. This morning, Sherjill MacDonald tweeted in his own words in addition to sharing words of congratulations for well-wishers.

Thursday Orange Slices: Boniek Garcia Is (Finally) A Dynamo

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Dynamo News

  • Dynamo have finally got their man. 27 year-old Honduran Oscar Boniek Garcia who Canetti and Co. have been trying to get for a year has finally been transferred to Houston. He will be a designated player. (Houston Dynamo)
  • Boniek Garcia will likely fit into the right midfield spot, and is expected to propel the Dynamo to a new level and help in the wide game.

Man Utd Wannabe Usain Bolt Showcases His “Skills” In TV Kickabout (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

The great Usain Bolt once boasted that he was good enough to play for Man Utd, the club he supports. He even took part in a training session with the Red Devils in 2009.

However, judging by this video, in which the sprinter fools around with his manager whilst making an advert for Visa, he might not quite make the grade.

@StrongMLS: Sounds like Franck Songo'o will be in town tomorrow. Visa/ITC sorted, available for...

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@StrongMLS: Sounds like Franck Songo'o will be in town tomorrow. Visa/ITC sorted, available for monday's game. fitness still question

From John Strong on Songo'o

Kris Boyd's visa was finally approved. He should arrive in Portland this weekend. #rctid #goals

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Kris Boyd's visa was finally approved. He should arrive in Portland this weekend. #rctid #goals

Via @MerrittPaulson.

Can't wait to see him in action!

Duque deal finalized...waiting on visa

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Duque deal finalized...waiting on visa

Looks like the Colombian connection continues. Glad to have some more depth at fullback.

Rogers receives work permit to join Leeds

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Robbie Rogers' move to Leeds United has not yet been completed, but the move seems all but done after Rogers was approved for a work permit.

Not having played the required amount of games for the U.S. men's national team, Rogers qualified for a work permit on special dispensation.